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Families to sue over organ removals

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1242
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Families of dead children whose organs were removed at postmortem examinations and stored are to sue the Diana, Princess of Wales Children's Hospital in Birmingham for acting without their consent and for giving them misleading information.

    The parents bringing the test cases are among a group of 30 who have been campaigning for a year for a public inquiry and trying to find out the extent to which the practice went on. The widespread storage of organs and tissue …

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